Spatiotemporal dynamics of high-wavenumber turbulence in a basic laboratory plasma

Yuichi Kawachi, Makoto Sasaki, Yusuke Kosuga, Kenichiro Terasaka, Takashi Nishizawa, Takuma Yamada, Naohiro Kasuya, Chanho Moon, Shigeru Inagaki

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High-spatial resolution observation of high-wavenumber broadband turbulence is achieved by controlling the magnetic field to be relatively low and measuring with a azimuthally arranged multi-channel Langmuir array in a basic laboratory plasma. The observed turbulence consists of narrowband low-frequency fluctuations and broadband high-frequency turbulent fluctuations. The low-frequency fluctuations have a frequency of about 0.7 times the ion cyclotron frequency and a spatial scale of 1/10 of the ion inertial scale. In comparison, high-frequency fluctuations have a higher frequency than the ion cyclotron frequency and spatial scales of 1/10–1/40 of the ion inertial scale. Two-dimensional correlation analysis evaluates the spatial and temporal correlation lengths and reveals that the high-wavenumber broadband fluctuations have turbulent characteristics. The measurements give us further understanding of small scale turbulence in space and fusion plasmas.

Original languageEnglish
Article number19799
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

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